Marijuana in Afghanistan in 2011

Farmers in Afghanistan grew an estimated 1,300 tons of cannabis in 2011, according to the United Nations.

Around 65,000 households in the country grow cannabis, up from the 47,000 households that were involved in the industry in 2010.

A farmer who grows cannabis in Afghanistan was able to make $95 per Kilogram of cannabis resin in 2011.

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Source:  Emma Graham-Harrison, “More Afghan families turn to cannabis cultivation,” Guardian, October 8, 2012.